• Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
    Removing Ticks!

      The lowly tick is in the spotlight — thanks to growing concern about Lyme disease and a new awareness of all the dangers ticks can bring. These nasty little creatures carry at least 15 common diseases, including Rocky Mountain fever, Lyme disease and others so serious you – or your dog – can die! […]

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    Why do dogs dig?

    Digging is a natural activity for dogs and a hard behaviour to change. Terriers are renowned for digging and your Morkie is half terrier, after all… Yorkshire Terrier. Unchecked, digging can ruin your yard. Not to mention, your Morkie will track dirt and mud throughout the house, and might even escape. Discouraging Digging You need […]

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    15 Things Your Morkie Hates

    Shocker, but WE can be annoying to our DOGS! Even though you might treat your dog like a little person, animals have different preferences and ideas about things… like hugs. Here are 15 things your dog probably hates. “I hate being around fireworks” A dog’s first reaction to ear-splitting sounds and frightening lights, is to […]

  • Feeding Your Morkie
    What’s for dinner?

    When you shop for dog food for your Morkie, your head might be spinning when you read labels. I believe the pet food manufacturers – a multi BILLION dollar industry – purposely confuse consumers. Why would they do that? So they can pass off sub-par food (made with the cheapest possible ingredients) as high priced, quality food. […]

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    Why is my Morkie’s nose wet?

    A nudge in the early morning from that cold, wet nose – yikes! Ever wonder why your Morkie’s nose is so wet? Dog noses are covered with a thin layer of mucous for a couple of reasons. First, it helps regulate their body temperature. Dogs don’t have regular sweat glands like people, to regulate hot […]

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    De-barking your dog

    Inhumane or not? Many animal lovers believe that de-barking or “devocalization surgery” is the worst thing ever. Here are some facts for you to ponder.   What is debarking or bark softening? A surgeon punches out part of the dog’s vocal chords, or cuts them out. But your dog can still bark. Just not so loud. […]

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    Why does my Morkie bark so much?

    Ever wonder what your Morkie is trying to tell you when he barks? If he’s like most dogs, the TYPE of bark will help you figure it out. Dogs have four basic types of barks, depending on their mood and the circumstances. These are: Territorial Nervous Bored Fearful And while barking is natural — it’s an […]

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    Dogs by the Numbers

    Thought I would try something a little different today… a doggy infographic. Love this new way of communicating. Lots of cool little factoids on a colourful design. What do you think?    

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    Your Morkie and Dermatitis

      Dermatitis is a skin condition that can strike your beloved Morkie. Unfortunately, Canine Atopic Dermatitis or CAD as it’s called, is a serious, chronic skin disease that can never be cured, only controlled by treatment and by avoiding the triggers that cause it. What is it exactly? Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory, chronic skin disease associated with allergies. It’s really […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    Dog Allergies Part 3: Foods

    I’ve been writing about allergies and your Morkie. There are 3 main causes of allergies: inhalants – stuff your dog breathes. This is by far the biggest cause of your Morkie’s suffering. Read more. fleas – they’re annoying and horrible at the best of times. But if your Morkie is actually ALLERGIC to that flea bite, […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    Dog Allergies Part 2: Flea allergy

      Fleas can drive dogs crazy – especially if they’re allergic to them.  The infected dog will  scratch, bite, lick and rub his body on the ground, damaging the itchy skin more and removing lots of hair. In my last post I wrote about dogs with inhalant allergies. This is the most common kind of allergy, […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    Dog allergies 1: inhalants

    Your Morkie can be affected by three main types of allergies: inhalants fleas food   Inhalants – stuff you breath in – are the most common causes of allergies in small dogs. There are hundreds and hundreds of bits floating through the air by every day. When people have an allergy to something they breath […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    Can I use my shampoo on my dog?

      You might be enjoying some time off right now, and think you’ll give your Morkie a bath. Two really important things to remember: you can’t use your shampoo (not even baby shampoo) please – get dog shampoo that’s “Certified Organic” Why the fuss? Simple – a dog’s skin is much thinner than our’s, so […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    WOW – 65 ways rabies vaccinations harm dogs!

    That’s a LOT of negatives about the rabies vaccination. A highly reliable website, just ran an article about the countless ways rabies vaccination can harm your dog – often permanently.   But what can you do? You want to keep your precious Morkie safe, plus rabies vaccinations are THE LAW. Aren’t they? Yes, in […]

  • Morkie Care: What You Need to Know
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    How do I clean my Morkie’s ears?

    If your Morkie’s ears are itchy or if the ear canal has waxy, brownish gunk in it, they need cleaning. Wax debris can build up, and in the warm, dark environment of the ear canal, all sorts of nasty things can grow including a yeast infection or bacteria. Ear infections are the number one cause of […]

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    Traveling with your Morkie

    Going on holidays? Good news, you don’t have to leave your dog at home. More and more hotels are welcoming four-legged guests and you can even choose from a wide variety of canine-centered vacation adventures. This post offers some tips about taking your Morkie on vacation with you. How do I find pet-friendly hotels? All major chains […]

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    The top causes of puppy diarrhea

    Diarrhea in young puppies can be concerning — they’re so small, it’s easy for them to become dangerously dehydrated, quickly. If your puppy has diarrhea, keep a close eye on him, and don’t hesitate to call your veterinarian for help, especially if it has lasted 24 hours. Your Morkie’s life could be at risk. Main causes […]

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